For those who love binge on film after film or TV Shows, MUBI may not the first choice streaming channels. Unlike the big two, MUBI goes for quality rather than quantity like Diao Yinan‘s The Wild Goose Lake.
Today the boutique streaming channel announced they will be exclusively streaming the film. The fourth feature from writer-director Diao, whose 2014’s investigative drama Black Coal, Thin Ice won the Golden Bear at the 2014 Berlinale.
The film is a hyper-stylish, sumptuously shot crime drama. An nocturnal noir that sees a gang leader and a mysterious girl’s paths intertwine. As the pair attempt to run away from their pasts…
The film’s UK Trailer, was recently released. Another slice of contemporary Chinese cinema at it’s best…
In the sprawling central Chinese city of Wuhan, a network of lakes offers dead space amidst the urban chaos. The lakes are ideal places to hide, and when crime gang leader Zhou (Hu Ge) needs to lay low, he looks for anonymity amidst this hinterland’s neon-lit hangouts. There he meets a mysterious girl (Gwei Lun Mei) who works for Zhou’s boss and who may or may not be there to save him. From this moment, their paths intertwine, with both running away from their past, in search of freedom and redemption.
This exhilarating, intricate gangland thriller laces slow-burn atmospherics with abrupt outbursts of staccato action and boiled-down characterisation delivering a definitive Chinese, contemporary neo-noir.
The film stars starring Hu Ge (as Zhou Zenong), Gwei Lun Mei (as Liu Aiai), Wan Qian (as Yang Shujun), Qi Dao (as Hua Hua) and Liao Fan (as Captain Liu).
The Wild Goose Lake will exclusively stream in the UK and Ireland on MUBI, from 28th February.